When do you begin accepting applications for September admission?
Enrollment is handled on a first come, first served basis beginning about February 1st. We will continue to test, interview and accept students until the classrooms are filled then a waiting list is formed. It is best to complete the application/enrollment process quickly to ensure a seat for your child.
Do you have to be a member of Bethany Church to apply?
No, however school families are encouraged to be active in a Bible teaching church. Bethany invites any of you who do not attend another church to worship with us.
What is your age limit for Kindergarten?
5 years of age by September 1st If testing indicates sufficient maturity, WCCS occasionally accepts a child whose fifth birthday is in early fall.
Could I schedule a time to observe a classroom before I decide to apply?
Yes. Call the school office (626-962-7089) and we will coordinate a time that is convenient for you and the teacher.
Do all the forms have to be turned in at once?
Follow the steps listed on the application form carefully. The application and all Items listed in step 2 must be turned in at the same time.
What do I do if I can't find my copy of my child's immunization history?
Prior schools should have copies of immunization, or call your child's doctor for a new immunization card.
If my child had a physical exam at 5 years old when his immunization booster shots were received does he need another exam now for 1st grade?
Probably not. Check the date of the exam and form. It needs to be on the "Report of Health Examination For School Entry" form. If it was given within 18 months prior to the September 1 admission to 1st grade it won't have to be repeated. If the date is prior to the 18 month cut off, yes your child will need another physical exam.
If I have a copy of my child’s state test scores from last year shall I bring them?
Yes, that information would be helpful.
When are the admissions tests given?
For grades 4-8 testing will be scheduled periodically. Tests are approximately 3 hours long and start at 9:00 a.m. For grades K-3 we schedule individual tests during and after school - dates and times vary.
When will I know the test results?
The test results are discussed at the parent Interview with the Principal.